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Reply To: Why is it important for Christians to keep the sad history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the present?

Kenneth C. Jackson

Hey Josiah,
I want agree with you by stressing that, “As Christian, it is important to keep in mind the sad history of Christian antisemitism in response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because it gives us a sense of accountability over the unlikely contribution to or participation of Christians in enkindling the early sparks of today’s conflict.” In fact, if we don’t keep in mind this sad history, for me, it makes us lesser Christians. In order words, we refused to embrace the pain, strife, and agony that results to eternal joy, love, patience, kindness, peace, etc. – the fruit of the Spirit that awaits us in the very soonest future. Until we Christians realize this, we will continue to miss it. May God Almighty open our spiritual eyes to see, and share in the pains of the Jewish people, and also to appreciate our own pains and suffering too.